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Near Death


Frederick Wiseman

NEAR DEATH is a film about the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. The film is concerned with how people face death. More specifically the film presents the complex interrelationships among patients, families, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and religious advisors as they confront the personal, ethical, medical, psychological, religious and legal issues involved in making decisions about whether or not to give life-sustaining treatment to dying patients.

Original title: Near Death

Production: Zipporah Films

Nationality: USA

Year of production: 1989

Running time: 358'

Language: English




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